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2020 Northern Fundraiser Results

Posted on September 4th, 2020

Thanks to the staff at Forest Dunes the event went off perfectly in every way. Many attendees asked to try to find a way to repeat this annually and we are looking into options right now for 2021, keep the last week before Labor Day open if you can and stay tuned.

Thank you to MiGCSA members Rob Falconer, Loop Superintendent, John Wessels, Forest Dunes Superintendent, Kyle Frost & Jeff Campbell, Assistant Superintendents & Equipment Manager Greg Rau! Special thanks to PGA Professionals Don Helinski, Director of Operations, Elliott Oscar , Head Golf Professional & Josh Schlump, Assistant Golf Professional.

Also thank you to Sandy Micolo, Lodging & Reservations Manager, Dan A. Darling, F&B Manager – Operations, Dru Lyle, F&B Manager – Culinary, Tyler Watters, Controller, Leslie Sitko, Guest Experience Manager, Tyler Tabor, Guest Experience Manager, Lacy Tate, Reservationist & Mark A. Lutz, Vice President

Here are the results from the events.

2020 Tuck Tate Champion – Eric Davey who shot 73 on the Loop Black

2020 Tuck Tate Net Champion – John Gray who shot a net 68 on the Loop Black

1st place in the 2 of 4 net team game was Chad Kuzawa from Bronze Partner Earthworks, Jeff Wanner and John Gray who won the scorecard playoff at 117 over second place team Chris Burnett, Mike Still, Nick Shaw and Shawn Osborne. In 3rd place with a 124 was Al Bathum, Andy Gianino, Drew Paxton and Josh Teitsma.

The proximity prizes were won by Don Underwood, Greg Lovell, Shaun Osborne and Matt Pauli from Silver Partner Standard Golf.

The Northern Fundraiser was a scramble format with the team of Lee Collins from Platinum Partner Site One Golf, Matt Pauli, Steve Rebhan and John Fulling shooting 64 and winning the scorecard playoff over the team of Ross Miller, Scott Rettmann, Eric Davey and Jared Milner. Third place was the team of Luke Cella, Shane Conroy, Adam Ikamas and Rob Steger with a score of 68.

The proximity prizes were won by Phil Gutowski, Clayton Novak, Bryan Klebba, Jared Milner, Jeff Campbell,and Jesse Shaver. There was one skin winner with an eagle three on hole #7 from the team of Brian Racette, Greg Lovell and Greg Sinner.

Grandpa Nikolai, Ph.D. (left) and professional drummer and GCSAA President John Fulling pose on the 19th tee at Forest Dunes Golf Club on September 2, 2020. The event was sponsored by the MiGCSA as a fundraiser to provide scholarships for MSU Turfgrass students. Nikolai drove-up for the day to thank players for support of MSU students, offer them a beer, and host a 50/50 that brought in over $600.00. Special thanks to Forest Dunes.

Special thanks to Dr. Thom Nikolai who came up to run the 50/50 raffle on hole #19 as a thank you from the MSU Turf Team for the support these events generate. The winner of the 50/50 was decided by uploading the names of those who entered and their number of entries into a random name picker online and out of the 925 entries Doug Johanningsmeier was the winner! Doug takes home $310.

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